Old tyres become dog beds and rocking horses. Discarded fridges become craft cupboards. Old inner tubes become mats, jewelry and bags. Old microwaves become home delivery depots. Welcome to the world of upcycling. Using objects in new ways. For the first time this June, for inner city residents, our inorganic waste collection requires you to book in a pick up. Auckland Council will arrange to…

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This article first appeared in Ponsonby News The Uplift Project has been overwhelmed by the support of women who have turned up at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market with their unwanted but usable bras to be donated to Pacific Island women. In the Pacific Islands rural and remote communities women often live on subsistence economies and do…

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Grey Lynn 2030 Ponsonby News Column December 2013 Talking trash is a high priority for Grey Lynn 2030.  Reducing waste is a key part of greening a community so right from our inception Wasteaway, a Grey Lynn 2030 sub- group, has been actively involved in all aspects of waste minimisation in our area – from…

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One of the characteristics of the transition town movement (of which Grey Lynn 2030 is part) is recognition of the need to develop a positive and productive relationship with local government. This relationship is seen as essential to progressing plans, projects and securing funding for local initiatives. Since being established in 2008 Grey Lynn 2030…

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Every month Grey Lynn 2030 has a column in Ponsonby News. Here is the column from the May edition Grey Lynn 2030 is our local response to the Transition Towns movement that started in the UK. Our group has kicked off and run a number of local initiatives including the Grey Lynn Farmers Market, the…

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Grey Lynn 2030 column – April edition of Ponsonby News The inorganic collection is currently underway in the central suburbs of Auckland. The collection appears to be an effective way to encourage the re-use of unwanted junk. Unfortunately, even though some useful scavenging does occur, the majority of what goes out on the kerb ends up in…

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